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Trump campaign spent $1.1 million on legal fees in fourth quarter

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The Trump campaign spent $1.1 million on legal fees in the fourth quarter of 2017, out of $2.8 million in total spending.

  • It was first reported last year that Trump was using campaign and RNC funds for his legal defense in the Russia probe. That's a legal, though unusual, arrangement.
  • The majority of the spending went to the Jones Day firm, which according to Reuters "provides the routine legal services required by the campaign."
  • His re-election campaign ended the year with $22 million in the bank, adding $6.9 million in contributions in the fourth quarter, per Reuters.